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Ozzie Albies

Born: 01/07/1997 (Age: 19)
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8" Weight: 165
Primary Position: 2B
Secondary Position: SS
Small, compact frame, lean, sturdy lower half, broad torso and shoulders; may gain strength, build should remain lean
Evaluator Adam Hayes
Report Date 07/04/2016
Dates Seen 6/14-16/16
Affiliate Gwinnett Braves (AAA, Braves)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2018 Medium 60 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Switch-hitter; high leg kick, hands drift, bat wrap; hits with front foot load, throws hands, direct bat path, slap approach; swing variation with no kick, less weight transfer, generates more authority; high-contact, all-fields approach; high finish limits out-of-box speed; will expand zone, can extend at-bats, walk totals will be limited by aggressive approach
Power 30 Some pull-side power, limited carry and loft to middle and opposite fields; in-game power limited by approach, slap approach; can drive the gaps, speed to create extra bases
Baserunning/Speed 60 4.14 home-to-first from the left side, high finish, plays up underway; some hesitancy to challenge pitchers at present, capable of accumulating stolen bases
Glove 60 Recent conversion from short to second, range is plus on the right side, responsive glove with quick actions
Arm 55 Accurate arm that shows above-average, crisp throws from right side, bounced some longer relays and double play turns

Albies is a young middle infielder with plus hit, glove, and run tools. An international signing from Curacao, he has been promoted aggressively above his age. He's a switch-hitter, and the hit tool flashes plus with variation to the swing. His default swing is geared to a high-contact, slap approach, though he will simplify and attack the ball aggressively from time to time. The game power is tied to which approach takes hold; it is limited, though there's more pop than the frame suggests. His speed will lead to extra bases and the capacity to steal plenty of bases, though there is present hesitancy to utilize it. He recently moved from short to second, where the glove is an asset with plus range. The arm profiles better at the keystone, though there is enough to profile at short. He's an exciting player with a future starting middle-infield contributor projection.

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